Fruit salad with ginger syrup, lime and mint

Fruit salad with ginger syrup, lime and mint by Bake Bellissima

This is no ordinary fruit salad, or your average orange juice flavored fruit mix. Even though fruit is the main ingredient, the flavors and ingredients are bold and will please even the most sophisticated palates! Beautiful seasonal fruit, in a ginger lime syrup bring sweetness and heat, while lime and mint bring contrasting acidity and […]

Homemade strawberry fruit roll ups

My daughter loves the Betty Crocker Fruit roll ups, but I rarely buy them,  because I don’t think they contain much actual fruit (some are what I call Smurf blue…) and they have way too much sugar and preservatives. To get her to stop being mad at me for not buying the junky treat, I […]

Coconut sorbet with cherries in syrup

Coconut sorbet with cherries in syrup by Bake Bellissima

Cherries are back at the supermarket after their long winter absence, and this dessert celebrates their joyful return. While always a treat on their own, the cherries are brought to a whole other level here with a delicious coconut sorbet and a sweet syrup to blend all the flavours. This sorbet is based on a […]

Chocolate covered banana pops

Chocolate covered bananas by Bake Bellissima

  These chocolate covered banana pops are an ideal dessert or after school snack. Vitamin packed thanks to the banana and pecans, and delicious thanks to the dark chocolate coating! I recently came across this recipe at the fabulous Italian Chips site and could not resist trying it myself. Thanks Ana, it’s a perfect summertime treat! Freezing the […]

Lemon granola parfaits

Lemon granola parfaits by Bake Bellissima

  Spring is near, and making me crave lighter desserts, like this creamy and tangy lemon granola parfait. I love everything about lemons: their bright color, flavor, and scent  transport you to a warm and sunny place. This lemon cream recipe is a classic that can be used to fill pies and macarons. I think […]

Pecan Buttercrunch

Pecan butter crunch by Bake Bellissima

This buttercrunch should come with a warning sign because it is truly addictive. The combination of the sweet buttery toffee, rich dark chocolate, followed by the salty crunchy nuts are heavenly. This recipe makes a large batch, but not to worry, the likelihood of leftovers is very low. It is a really great recipe that […]

Base Recipe: Pecan Praline with Smoked Sea Salt

Pecan praline by Bake Bellissima

Delicious on its own, or as part of a salad or dessert, pecan praline is pure genius. Sure you can buy it ready made, but good quality praline can be pricey, and I assure that once you make this at home, you will not go back to store bought because the flavor of this recipe […]

Nougat Glacé with Pecan Praline

I love ice cream as much as the next person, but I will not go to great lengths to produce my own at home. Some recipes are very tempting, but when I assess the efforts involved, not to mention the required specialized equipment, I quickly decide to keep it simple and make a run to […]